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"Thanks for breaking my cow lamp."

Strong Bad Email #68

Strong Bad tries to pull a caper with The Cheat, but The Cheat screws it up. However, Strong Bad can't stay mad at him for long, and after some singing, the two are best friends again. Awww.... how cute.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Homestar Runner, Strong Mad, Strong Sad

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: strongbad, underscore, email, dot e-x-e. Enter.

{reading}

Dear Strong Bad,

Why don't you and the Cheat pull a
caper of some sort. It seems like
there has been little cooperation
between the two of you as of late.

James
Detroit Mi

{Strong Bad pronounces it "Mi" like "me"}

STRONG BAD: {typing:} Well, you're right. It's no secret that The Cheat and I haven't been getting along very well.... since he screwed up our last caper.

{cuts to Strong Bad and The Cheat in Homestar's house at night, stealing his newspaper.}

STRONG BAD: I don't care about the crosswords, man, just the jumbles, the jumbles!

{The Cheat says something}

STRONG BAD: I don't know, go look over there.

{The Cheat says something and goes over to a table with a cow lamp on it}

STRONG BAD: No, look out! Oh, great, man.

{The Cheat knocks over the lamp, breaking it. A light turns on and Homestar comes out. He is wearing pajamas, and it appears he hasn't shaved. Strong Bad and The Cheat try not to look guilty.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {tired} Oh, hey Strong Sad. Batman. What are you guys doing in my house?

STRONG BAD: We've been ID'd! Every man for himself! {he and The Cheat run away}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thanks for stopping by, you guys. Thanks for breaking my cow lamp.

{cuts back to the computer}

STRONG BAD: The Cheat, man. {Compy 386 starts playing music} Where did we go wrong? It seems like just yesterday we were setting fire to Strong Sad's underwears.

STRONG SAD: {offscreen} That WAS yesterday.

STRONG BAD: This one's for you. {singing to the Compy's music}
I got mad at The Cheat, uh!
For screwing up the jumble caper, uh!
I hope I don't see his name in the paper, in the obituaries
Cause that would mean he's dead.
{pulls back to show Strong Mad and Strong Sad standing next to the computer clapping to the beat}
The Cheat is not dead,
I'm so glad The Cheat is not dead.
The Cheat is not dead,

STRONG MAD: DEAD!

STRONG BAD: Ohhh, I'm so glad The Cheat is not dead.
The Cheat is not dead,

STRONG SAD: Dead!

STRONG BAD: I'm so glad The Cheat is not- {stops singing} Just the claps! Just the claps... Strong Sad, I didn't know you had any rhythm.

STRONG SAD: Oh sure, I've got tons of rhythm.

STRONG BAD: Keep it rolling for me guys, keep it rolling.

{Strong Bad runs out to the field where The Cheat is waiting for him. The Compy is still playing the music.}

STRONG BAD: The Cheat, I... I just wanted to say that...

{The Cheat says something that sounds like "I'm sorry"}

STRONG BAD: Oh, I can't stay mad at you!

{The Cheat says something}

STRONG BAD: Aww, how about a little kick for old time's sake?

{The Cheat gives an angry look}

STRONG BAD: Nah, I'm just kidding, man. {makes kicking motions} Oh, what, watch me now! Had you there.

{The Paper comes down. About five seconds later, Homestar walks out. He is still in his pajamas.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You guys are so cute. {pause} Man, I should probably get dressed or something. What is it, like three in the afternoon? Looking good, Homestar.

STRONG BAD: Yeah, what's the deal? I didn't know you had to shave.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, I don't. It's cinnamon.

Easter Eggs

  • After you see the Jumble Caper happen, you can click on the word "caper" to see their original plan.
  • At the end you can click on The Cheat's eyes to see what became of Strong Bad's rhythm section.
{Cut back to Strong Bad's computer room. Strong Sad and Strong Mad are still clapping in time to the music}
STRONG SAD: Um... do you think we can stop now?
STRONG MAD: KEEP IT ROLLIN'!
  • If you wait for some time after the end Homestar will come out in his pajamas. Click on his slippers to see a jumble. You can also print the jumble!

Fun Facts

  • Check out the pictures on Homestar's wall - they show previous versions of him.
  • Homestar is wearing one of the shirts you can buy in the store.
  • (The answer to the Jumble is "UN TACO".) Phew! This is a difficult one, eh?
  • When you click on The Cheat's eyes at the end and it shows Strong Mad and Strong Sad, the contrast buttons are missing on Strong Bad's computer. (Much like other emails with the same camera position)
  • Homestar's comment, "Hey, Strong Sad. Batman," may be referring to The Cheat's pose when Homestar walks in. With his arms in the air, he represents the comic book character's mask.
  • This is the one of the only times when Homestar is wearing a different shirt, besides in 20X6, 1936, a flashback easter egg, and montage.
  • Manhunter New York (seen in the Floppy Disk Container) was an adventure game for DOS, Atari ST, and Amiga, released in 1988.

DVD Version

  • The DVD version features hidden creator's commentary. To acccess it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

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